(WEDOWEE) The funeral for Robert Willis Wylie, 94, of Wedowee will be Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Bro. Josh Hickman and Bro. Robert Mount officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Mr. Wylie will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to services beginning on Friday.

Mr. Wylie passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, at his residence.

A Camp Hill native, Mr. Wylie was born Sept. 17, 1925, the son of Samuel Mark Wylie Sr. and Laura Lee Willis Wylie. He was a member of Wedowee First United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, where he served as a radar operator, 3rd class, aboard the USS Alexandria, a patrol frigate on submarine duty in the North Atlantic. Mr. Wylie was a partner in S.M. Wylie Lumber Co. in Dickert.

Survivors include his loving wife of 73 years, Faye Wylie of Wedowee; three daughters, Denise Worthington (Carl) of Villa Rica, Ga., and Ellen Sims (Paul) and Lee Ann Wylie, both of Wadley; son, Bob Wylie (Jane) of Oxford; nine grandchildren, Rob Wylie (Dana), Eric Key, Daniel Worthington (Tammy), Derek Worthington (Ashley), Brooke Wheat (Thad), Matt Wylie, Justin Key (Cara), Lane Sims (Rachel) and Mandi Wylie; ten great-grandchildren, Jackson Wylie, MaKenzie Key, Brooklyn Worthington, Addy Wylie, Livy Anne Wylie, Olivia Worthington, Ryder Worthington, Aubree Key, Ben Wheat and Oliver Worthington; and special caregivers, Laurie Whaley, Alysha Alsabrook, Kelly Johnson, Tressie Ware, Misty Morris, April Adamson, Chasity Brown, Stacy Alsabrook and Caleb Alsabrook. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jean Lowry; and brothers, Sam Wylie Jr. and Ben Wylie.

Pallbearers will be Rob Wylie, Eric Key, Daniel Worthington, Derek Worthington, Matt Wylie, Justin Key and Lane Sims. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Boyd, David Harmon, Daryl Harmon, Chris Birdsong, Randy Sparks, Stacy Alsabrook, Waymon Hodges, David Stephens, Jarrell Hodges and the men of Wedowee First United Methodist Church.

The family requests that all attendees to the visitation and/or funeral service wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Memorials may be floral, or donations may be made to Randolph County Animal Shelter, 104 Animal Shelter Rd., Wedowee, AL 36278, or to Wedowee First United Methodist Church General Fund at P.O. Box 151, Wedowee, AL 36278. Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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